Russell Young, ‘Keith Richards’, 2008, Mixed Media, Hand Pulled Screenprint on Linen w/ Diamond Dust, ZK Gallery
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Russell Young

Keith Richards, 2008

Hand Pulled Screenprint on Linen w/ Diamond Dust
48 × 62 in
122 × 157.5 cm
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San Francisco
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Russell Young
British, b. 1959
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Russell Young is interested in the places where the glamour of the American dream meets the darkness of crime, addiction, and death. He explores this in series such as “Dirty Pretty Things” (2010), in which screen printed images of notoriously tragic stars Marilyn Monroe and Kurt Cobain are sprinkled with diamond flakes. Young began as a straightforward photographer of celebrities, getting his start shooting the cover for George Michael's Faith album. Gradually, he shifted his approach to become an artist whose work comments on the phenomenon of celebrity portraiture. Young emulates Andy Warhol's printing style, applying saturated color over screen printed images in which subjects appear blown up and grainy, as though printed on newsprint.

Russell Young, ‘Keith Richards’, 2008, Mixed Media, Hand Pulled Screenprint on Linen w/ Diamond Dust, ZK Gallery
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Russell Young is interested in the places where the glamour of the American dream meets the darkness of crime, addiction, and death. He explores this in series such as “Dirty Pretty Things” (2010), in which screen printed images of notoriously tragic stars Marilyn Monroe and Kurt Cobain are sprinkled with diamond flakes. Young began as a straightforward photographer of celebrities, getting his start shooting the cover for George Michael's Faith album. Gradually, he shifted his approach to become an artist whose work comments on the phenomenon of celebrity portraiture. Young emulates Andy Warhol's printing style, applying saturated color over screen printed images in which subjects appear blown up and grainy, as though printed on newsprint.

Russell Young

Keith Richards, 2008

Hand Pulled Screenprint on Linen w/ Diamond Dust
48 × 62 in
122 × 157.5 cm
Contact For Price
Location
San Francisco
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